About Me - Michelle Olmstead Photography

Michelle Olmstead Photography

I've always found it strange that people write their bios in the third person so hello, it's me!  I am a Utah based Landscape, Wildlife, and Travel photographer with an interest in outdoor recreation and adventure.

I have degrees in Zoology and Botany, and photography was a natural extension of my love and respect for nature.  It has been said that we protect what we love, and it is my hope that through my photography, I can help others to see the value in wild places and wild things.  I strongly adhere to the principals of "leave no trace" and all of my images are made responsibly and ethically.  My editing style is realistic.  I want my images to represent as closely as possible what I actually saw with my own eyes.  Photography to me should represent reality, not a fantasy, especially when it comes to nature and wildlife images.  

As a contributor and adventurer for The Outbound Collective, I am a big advocate for getting outside and living a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy hiking, backpacking, cycling, running, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and camping.

I am available for travel, and I love to collaborate with other photographers, organizations, and sustainable companies working to protect the environment, and those promoting responsible outdoor recreation.  Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or requests!